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5 Clever Under-Stair Offices

Tucking a tiny office under your
April 30, 2015
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For a Week or Month, You Can Pretend This Hotel Is Your Own Modern Apartment

Morris Adjmi Architects designed a hotel for long-term stays in a 1920s building in downtown Philadelphia. Dubbed ROOST Apartment Hotel, the space features comfortable, modern apartments juxtaposed with charming historic touches.
April 28, 2015
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6 Prefabs Assembled in 6 Weeks or Less

A house built in weeks, days, or even hours? Count down six of the fastest builds in Dwell history.
April 28, 2015
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Renzo Piano's Jaw-Dropping Design for the Whitney Museum

The Whitney Museum's new home in the Meatpacking district serves up a compelling dialogue between city and culture.
April 23, 2015
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5 Carefree Hammocks

Swaying in the breeze is an inherently laid-back activity, but these homes take relaxation to the next level with carefully-manicured gardens, spectacular views, and just the right amount of shade for their hammocks.
April 22, 2015
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Bus Stations Remodeled With Graphic Flowers

A new series of custom-fabricated metal screens are popping up at bus stops across El Paso, Texas, displaying dramatically enlarged photographs of local plants and flowers. These virtual gardens are part of the Leaves of Wind project by Boston-based artist Catherine Widgery.
April 17, 2015
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What Will It Take for Factory-Built Prefab Housing To Become the Norm?

Leaders in modular construction and prefab need to scale up to get more people thinking inside the box.
April 17, 2015
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Recline Into These 5 Sunken Hangouts

There are no fondue sets to be found in these sunken spaces, just great conversation brokered by inviting design.
April 8, 2015
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3 Truly Inspiring Homes by Habitat for Humanity

For nearly 40 years, Habitat for Humanity has worked with architects, students, and volunteers around the world to guarantee the neediest their most basic human right, shelter. These are the stories behind three welcoming Habitat homes.
April 2, 2015
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